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Firest Stanford Parrish
August 6, 1915 - January 28, 2008

Mr. Firest Stanford Parrish, was born on Friday, August 6, 1915, son of the late Willie Stanford and Mary Elizabeth Sims Parrish. Mr. Parrish died Monday, January 28, 2008 at the family residence in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 92 years, 5 months and 22 days. Born in Damascus, Ark., he had lived in Jonesboro for the past 5 months and was formerly of Trumann. He was a retired factory worker and of the Assembly of God faith. Mr. Parrish was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha I. Parrish in 2006, one daughter, Marcella Despard, three sons, David Charles, Eugene and Bobby Parrish; four brothers and his parents. Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Kennedy of Jonesboro, Angela Hervey of Springdale, and Rhonda Davis of Russellville; two sons, Bill Parrish and James Parrish both of Mountain Home; two sisters, Evelyn Akes of Marmaduke and Clara Hall of Jonesboro; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-great-grandchildren Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Macey Cemetery near Monette, Ark. Pallbearers will be Dustin Davis, Daniel Davis, Charles Parrish, Dale Cooper, Billy Joe Taylor and Ted Huffins. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Catherine Martin (LuLu), Walls, Ms. says

    My grandpa will always be a grand man to me. In my heart and memories he'll always live on. His baby girl, my Aunt Marcella is now with her mother, father, and brothers. She will be greatly missed. I have many fond memories growing up. Alot of my loved ones have been taken from me in the past three years, but I know in my heart one day we will meet again. Until then thank you Lord for the time that we shared together.

  2. Betty Parrish Smithee, Clarksville, AR 72830 says

    Dear Cousins: I am so sorry you kids are going through such sorrow this past couple of weeks. We will not be coming to Monette because of the weather and because Ken is not well but I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Betty

  3. Junior Parrish, Knoxville,Ar says

    I am sorry to hear about uncle Firest and Marcella.We are in Arizona, so we can't make it to the funeral,but we will be thanking and praying for you guys. Thanking about you. Junior and Jean.

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